Wolf Creek Lake

Categories: Play, Fishing, Fishing for Hatchery Supported Trout, Lake Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming Holes


  •  Hatchery Supported Trout Fishing w/valid N.C. Wildlife License 
  •  Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout 
  •  No lure restrictions limit 7 trout per licensed angler  
  •  No minimum trout length 
  •  Small Mouth & Rock Bass, Walleye
  •  Parking at concrete boat ramp on your left just before crossing the dam or just over the dam on the right
  •  Gorgeous setting for a canoe or kayak trip
  • Swimming 

The Local Scoop

We recommend taking a drive on Hwy 281/Canada Road to check out Wolf Creek Lake. The lake is 183 acres in size and is the second largest lake of the four off of Hwy-281 and created by Nantahala Power & Light back in the early 50's. If you have a boat and would like to experience this lake on it then we suggest bringing it along with you. The lake offers a nice concrete boat ramp for public use which is located just before you cross the dam on your Left. Take your fishing equipment along with you because this lake is Hatchery Supported for Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout.  Natural bait or corn would probably treat you best here. You can also catch Small Mouth/Rock Bass & Walleye. Enjoy the peaceful setting of this remote lake. Also, if you have the entire day we suggest making a stop at one of the other lakes we highlight in this area: Tanasee or Bear Creek Lakes.

The Local Directions

From Tuckasegee, NC access N.C. Hwy-281 South/Canada Road from N.C. Hwy-107 South. Continue on Hwy-281 S for 12.9 as you cross the Dam and a small parking area on your Right. Or just before you cross the Dam, there is a boat ramp and parking on your Left at Wildlife signs.

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Distance From
Tuckasegee, 12.9 miles
HIKE: Roadside Access
35.222826, -82.999102
Nearest City
Jackson County